Xylouris White, the visionary duo formed of Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Australian post-punk drummer Jim White (Dirty Three) return to Australia for their Sydney Opera House debut and an album launch in Melbourne to celebrate the release of their third album. Mother continues the duo’s visionary concoction of free-jazz, avant-rock and ages-old Greek folk traditions that saw their 2014 debut album Goats top the Billboard World Music chart.
“It’s dark and magical music, and there’s nothing else like it.” – TheArtsDesk.com *****
“George and Jim continue to evolve their arresting arranged marriage between gnarly tradition and free-flowing adventure. Simultanelously rooted and rootless, we might call the results Otherworld Music.” – Uncut 8/10
“If it sounds like gypsy punk one minute and unspun folk balladry the next, that’s simply the happy fruits of these defiantly distinctive players exploring their own instruments” – Weekend Australian ****
‘Mother’ is that good – Mojo ****